EFAMA: Investors pour €102bn into sustainable UCITS bond funds last year

€33bn above traditional UCITS bond funds

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Net assets climbed to €621bn.
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Net assets climbed to €621bn.

Demand for UCITS bond funds that apply ESG tilts has been steadily rising, according to the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA), as investors poured €102bn (£85.8bn) into the investment vehicle last year.

The latest issue of EFAMA Market Insights series, ‘Sustainable UCITS Bond Funds for a Better Future', revealed sustainable UCITS bond funds attracted €33bn more than traditional UCITS bond funds last year, which took in net new money of €69bn. Net assets climbed to €621bn, representing 20% of total UCITS bond fund assets, while risk-adjusted returns continue to be higher than traditional funds. Fees on the investment vehicle were lower, according to EFAMA, with the average cost of a sustainable UCITS bond fund reaching 59 basis points in 2021, compared to 76 bps for traditional UCITS ...

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